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O'Shaughnessy Hall Renovation

O’Shaughnessy Hall welcomed students, faculty, and staff for the 2018-19 academic year.

The renovation project began in May 2017 and was completed on schedule in August 2018. Built in 1966, the 69,211-square-foot residence hall houses 335 students as the Leadership and Social Change Residential College, the newest of Virginia Tech’s three residential colleges.

Residential colleges provide transformational learning opportunities outside the classroom and offer students the chance to live with a live-in faculty principal and other students with similar interests such as service, the arts, and innovation. Virginia Tech launched its first two residential colleges in 2010 and 2011 in East and West Ambler Johnston halls.

Collaboration, discussion, and exploration – values underscored by the university’s living-learning communities – are reflected throughout the building’s many new community spaces: classroom, living room, faculty meeting area, open kitchen, and exterior courtyard. The new floorplan also features a faculty apartment and five faculty and staff offices.

Interior upgrades include a new air conditioning system, Wi-Fi, energy-efficient windows, water-efficient plumbing, modern furnishings, and a unique glass-enclosed stairway. The building was renovated in conjunction with Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards (VEES) and is on track to receive LEED Silver Certification for Commercial Interiors. Building materials were secured through sustainable procurement practices.

As part of ongoing campus master plan efforts, Virginia Tech is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive campus. New O’Shaughnessy improvements include ADA-compliant student rooms, bathrooms, and restrooms; an accessible open kitchen; an accessible faculty apartment and accessible, barrier-free courtyard.

Read the full VT News story.

Building Number

Gross Square Feet
69,211 GSF

Virginia Tech Project Manager
Aaron Curfiss

Construction Manager
W. M. Jordan Company

Architectural/Engineering (A/E) 
Moseley Architects, working in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent 

Project Completion
August 2018

Concept Images and Renderings

Before Construction

Construction Photos